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living kidney donor when donating a kidney does the donor have to be the same size as the recipient?

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Dr. Jason Kim
Specializes in Urology
No : No the donor does not have to be the same size. We have transplanted adult kidneys into children and pairs of adult kidneys into a single recipient.

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I have a ventricular septal defect (vsd). Is it dangerous, and will my baby have the same condition?

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Does monochorionic diamniotic twin pregnancy mean that my babies are identical?

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Echocardiography in adult and kids done the same?

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